That's what I want the most in the game. I clawed my way to the top of the arena murdering everyone in my wake. I completed by B.A. at the Arcane University and became the Dean of that school. That's how cool I am. I've accomplished a lo of things. I am a hero, a champion, a warrior, a wizard. I'm David Bowie in their fantasy world. And people still have the nerve to question my identity!
That pissed me off the most, I'd stroll into the Arcane University and low level guys would be "Hello newbie" and other dialogue that does not fit in terms of respect for my character. So I did what any normal person would do.
I slaughtered them all with my fireballs.
If I've done so many things to warrant popularity I'd like to be treated as such. I'd also like that to effect gameplay. For example maybe an npc's brother got killed in the arena by me or someone lost a huge bet betting against me and wants to kill me because he or she has lost everything. Or I don't know maybe a goddamn discount once in a while. Or like a sponsor so every once and a while I get a new mace or a spell. I'd like having to hide my identity when traveling to foreign cities to stay inconspicuous and covert.